‘Unfounded claims over unnatural ‘Frankenfoods’ have led to the vilification of an entire technology’: The Observer editorial urges UK adoption of gene editing and GMOs – Genetic Literacy Project

Recently, the government outlined details of its long-overdue legislation for easing restrictions on gene-editing farm animals and plants. Current
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New Gene That Can Increase Yield in Wheat Identified by US Scientists- Crop Biotech Update (May 18, 2022) | ISAAA.org

New Gene That Can Increase Yield in Wheat Identified by US Scientists- Crop Biotech Update (May 18, 2022) | ISAAA.org
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Gene Discovery Set to Improve Wheat Yields and Increase Protein Content by Up to 25%- Crop Biotech Update (May 18, 2022) | ISAAA.org

Gene Discovery Set to Improve Wheat Yields and Increase Protein Content by Up to 25%- Crop Biotech Update (May 18, 2022) | ISAAA.org
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‘Organic revolution’ in farming? Switzerland and Sri Lanka offer lessons on downside of pushing too aggressively – Genetic Literacy Project

Amid deepening concern over the damage agrochemicals cause to the environment and public health, organic farming is widely touted as a green and
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Viewpoint: ‘Organic farming folly’ — Bjorn Lomborg says Ukraine war has exposed Europe’s ‘self-indulgent obsession’ with low-yield, unsustainable farming – Genetic Literacy Project

As food prices skyrocket and the Ukraine conflict threatens a global food crisis, we need to face another unpopular reality: Organic farming is
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‘Third way’ regenerative farming: Syngenta CEO calls for cooperation between organics and crop biotechnology to address food crises, sparking ‘grotesque’ rebuke from organic activist – Genetic Literacy Project

Erik Fyrwald, the CEO of the Swiss agrochemicals group Syngenta, has called for an end to organic farming to avoid a worsening food crisis. The president
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‘Third way’ regenerative farming: Syngenta CEO calls for cooperation between organics and crop biotechnology to address food crises, sparking ‘grotesque’ rebuke from organic activist – Genetic Literacy Project

Erik Fyrwald, the CEO of the Swiss agrochemicals group Syngenta, has called for an end to organic farming to avoid a worsening food crisis. The president
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UK to relax animal and crop gene editing regulations, further distancing itself from EU rules post-Brexit – Genetic Literacy Project

New legislation will be put in place to cut unnecessary red tape for gene editing, helping our farmers to grow more resistant, nutritious and productive
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Viewpoint: ‘We are paying for genetic engineering bashing by groups that have used fear to put forward organic-centric diet’, says Canadian agri-food professor – Genetic Literacy Project

About 15 per cent of all calories on Earth come from wheat. Corn covers a lot of calorific ground as well. With Ukraine out, coupled with sanctions
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The bioengineered label replacing GMO claims has been in place for four months. Here’s what we know – Genetic Literacy Project

You may have recently noticed new labels on some of your food. As of January 1st, 2022, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires food companies to label their genetically-engineered foods as “bioengineered.”  What effect will this have on consumer acceptance of these products?Food labels create confusion over what’s considered “safe” and “healthy” food. They all represent different things, and some are just a clever way to increase the product’s price or reputation. So, what makes this “bioengineered” label special, and why is this change happening now? Let’s start by taking a look at the GMO label of the past.The ‘Non-GMO’ LabelThe Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit based in Bellingham, Washington, was created in 2007 and is responsible for the “non-GMO” butterfly label that we see on many of our foods. The premise is that consumers should know how their food was grown. However, in many cases, the non-GMO label has been used to influence the consumer’s thinking that GMOs are unhealthy and non-GMO is better for them.Fear is a great motivator and in this case, people were scared of harming their health by eating GMOs. This is similar to how many consumers associate organic as the only food choice for long-term health and sustainability
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